Red Brick Brick Mason Series Beard Envy - Red Brick Brewing Company

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22 Reviews
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Reviews: 22
Hads: 139
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 7.37%
Wants: 7
Gots: 26 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Omonigan on 01-20-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 22 | Hads: 139
Reviews by dvmin98:
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Photo of oberon
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter a deep amber tinged mahogany with a thick creamy light beige head atop,great clarity and color.Aromas of caramel/vanilla and toffee really stood out with some drunken fruit thrown in.Flavors are warm and sweet but not over the top in sweetness,caramel/vanilla and dark fruit with that sticky toffeeness,mild leafy hops,and toasted oak were detectable but the malty richness is what this beer is all about.A smooth full feel just adds to the beer.To me the beer is more English in nature with it's big malty tones but either just great. (557 characters)

Photo of DanGeo
3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mverity
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle given to me by RB's Scotchzi. Poured into a snifter. Deep reddish brown with a finger's worth of tan head that faded into a thick collar and good amount of wisps. Good lacing. Aroma is molasses, sweet nuts (pecan or hazelnut) and toffee. Light body and low carbonation, but a sticky mouthfeel. Taste is much like the aroma: toffee and nutty with lots of grainy sweetness. I typically don't like Red Brick, but this is one of their best IMHO. (448 characters)

Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kwkdmk
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of chinchill
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Originally served a little too cold quickly warmed up.

The dark red-amber body is topped b a durable bone-colored head that leaves very good lacing.

Smooth mouthfeel with medium carbonation and a full-light body. A bit hot, but not really more than expected for 9.3%.

Sweet and appealing aroma precedes a fine flavor with ample, but not overpowering, flavoring from the barrel aging. Notes of toffee, dates and wood.

O: very good barrel-aged barleywine but a bit too boozy and hot: this would likely improve with some aging. (557 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of blackcoyote13
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served from a bottle only a week after bottling. Smell is pronounced bourbon and oak upon pouring. Medium to small head and a nice dark amber color to the beer. More carbonated than expected.

The flavor follows the smell but is a bit more bitter. First thought to comes to mind is their 17th Anniversary beer, but this one is notably more bitter and has less vanilla. The bitter works pretty well at masking the alcohol and balancing out the bit of sweetness in the beer. I'm getting some char flavors too after each swig. They used these barrels for the 20th anniversary bourbon stout recently and you can tell in the flavor.

Overall, very tasty stuff and quite drinkable. Not quite what I expected but enjoyable nonetheless. (732 characters)

Photo of Will_The_Thrill
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of cyrushire
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Bung
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Darkened mohoghanny like pour. Whispy thin layer of off white colored head.

Aroma, Toffee, vanilla, oak barrel, bourbon. Increases as it warms. Still a pronounced citrusy hop presence through the maltiness.

Taste, Dark red fruits up front, toasted malt. Just faint bittering hops and anise. Carmelized brown sugar, toffee. Vanilla and oaky bourbon come strong on their own. Tobacco. Lingers a long time along with some unsweetened chocolate.
Really has some nice distinct layers.

In between medium and full body. Great level of fine bubbled carbonation. It's a little warm, but not overly offensive. 12 ounces can be easily done.
I think this is the best of the series yet. (683 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle acquired in trade from a non BA-member. Sampled on August 4, 2014.

The pour is an intriguing looking reddish-amber with a quick burst of off-white. A slight fog.

The aroma explodes with barley malts, maybe a little chocolate, sweetness, dark fruits, but little to no booze.

The body is medium to heavy.

The taste is much like the aroma with bountiful malts, chocolate, and a bitter bite that sneaks up quickly on the back side. I pick up a tad more alcohol in the flavor than in the nose but it is incidental. (541 characters)

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Devi0us
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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Red Brick Brick Mason Series Beard Envy from Red Brick Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.